Yanagawa serves up simple Japanese to engage overseas visitors

Feb 22, 2018

Yanagawa serves up simple Japanese to engage overseas visitors

Yanagawa, a tourist city in southwestern Japan, is working to offer omotenashi (hospitality) to visitors from abroad with yasashii (easy) Japanese that is simple for them to understand. The efforts of the city in Fukuoka Prefecture have been drawing attention as an effective way to ...

Nov 7, 2017

Yangon counts on sister city Fukuoka in fight against flooding

As Yangon marks the first anniversary of its sister city relationship with the city of Fukuoka, Myanmar's commercial capital is eager to access Japan's expertise to address key issues — including constant flooding. To mark the relationship, Yangon recently hosted a festival at a shopping ...

Fukuoka street stall offers a du jour taste of Europe

Sep 16, 2017

Fukuoka street stall offers a du jour taste of Europe

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Every evening at around 5:30 p.m. in Fukuoka, a curious transformation takes place along the city's main boulevards. Out of secluded parking lots and closed-off garages, wooden food carts emerge, pulled through the streets by their owners to selected locations across the city. Nakasu, Nagahama, ...